Last update Dec. 30, 2014


Low Risk

Moderately safe. Probably compatible. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.

Antihistaminic drug used as treatment of vertigo and dizziness.

Sporadic usage is not contraindicated.


  • Cetirizine Hydrochloride ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)
  • Hydroxyzine ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)
  • Loratadine ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.


Dimenhydrinate belongs to this group or family:


Main tradenames from several countries containing Dimenhydrinate in its composition:


Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 58 - 69 %
Molecular weight 470 daltons
Protein Binding 98 - 99 %
Tmax 1 - 2 hours
T1/2 1 - 5 hours
Theoretical Dose 0,015 mg/Kg/d
Relative Dose 0,06 - 0,45 %
Ped.Relat.Dose 0,12 - 0,3 %


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  2. Rowe H, Baker T, Hale TW. Maternal medication, drug use, and breastfeeding. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2013 Feb;60(1):275-94. Abstract
  3. Chen LH, Zeind C, Mackell S, LaPointe T, Mutsch M, Wilson ME. Breastfeeding travelers: precautions and recommendations. J Travel Med. 2010 Jan-Feb;17(1):32-47. Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  4. AEMPS. Dimenhidrinato. Ficha técnica. 2007 Full text (in our servers)
  5. Dimenhydrinate. Drug Summary. 2005 Full text (in our servers)
  6. Nice FJ, Snyder JL, Kotansky BC. Breastfeeding and over-the-counter medications. J Hum Lact. 2000 Nov;16(4):319-31. Review. Erratum in: J Hum Lact 2001 Feb;17(1):90. Abstract
  7. Ito S, Blajchman A, Stephenson M, Eliopoulos C, Koren G. Prospective follow-up of adverse reactions in breast-fed infants exposed to maternal medication. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1993 May;168(5):1393-9. Abstract
  8. Scavone JM, Luna BG, Harmatz JS, von Moltke L, Greenblatt DJ. Diphenhydramine kinetics following intravenous, oral, and sublingual dimenhydrinate administration. Biopharm Drug Dispos. 1990 Abstract
  9. Rindi V. La eliminazione degli antistaminici di sintesi con il latte e l'azione latto-goga de questi. Riv Ital Ginecol. 34:147-57. 1951

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